Winnie Truong


Glamour And Abscess, 2010, pencil crayon on paper, 36 x 48 in.

Fringe (Uneven But Promising), 2010, pencil crayon on paper, 22 x 33 in

Leonin, 2010, pencil crayon on paper, 48 x 78 in.

Some Self-Restraint, 2010, pencil crayon on paper, 48 x 72 in.

Virility & Grace, 2010, pencil crayon on paper, 48 x 72 in.

Lady Gymkata, 2009, pencil crayon on paper, 48 x 72 in.

Spectacle. 2010, pencil crayon on paper, 48 x 72 in.

Born in 1988, Winnie Truong lives and works in Toronto and is a recent graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design’s drawing and painting program. Producing large-scale labor intensive drawings and using only pencil crayon and chalk pastel on paper, her monumental portraits exploit the drawn line to manipulate hair, flesh and blemish… and explore notions of beauty and discomfort. Winnie is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2010 W.O. Forsythe award, the 401 Richmond Career Launcher prize and the BMO 1st! Art Award for Ontario.

Using pencil crayon and chalk pastel on paper, Winnie focuses on her delicate line work to convey the whiskery, wispy, curly, bristly, intricacies of hair as it deviates from its expected behavior and towards something of science fiction.

Winnie Truong’s Website

Winnie Truong’s Blog

Winnie Truong at Show & Tell Gallery

Portrait Of The Artist: Interview With Winnie Truong